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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Norwegian (26.1%), Irish (7.6%), Dutch (6.2%), Swedish (4.4%), Polish (3.2%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 7/10/1903
Elevation: 1634 feet
Land area: 0.77 square miles.
Population density: 2,315 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Volga:
High school or higher: 91.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.2%
Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Volga city:
Never married: 25.1%
Now married: 62.1%
1 residents are foreign born
According to our research of South Dakota and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Volga, South Dakota as of May 04, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Volga to the number of sex offenders is 356 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,042 (1.3%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,052 (1.5%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (55.2 miles , pop. 123,975).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (185.3 miles , pop. 382,618).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (497.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Volga-area historical tornado activity is slightly above South Dakota state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.4 miles away from the Volga city center injured 5 peopleand causedbetween $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 6/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 22.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 peopleand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Volga-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below South Dakota state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.7 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 123.3 miles away from Volga center On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 677.4 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.5 miles away from the city center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from Volga center On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
The number of natural disasters in Brookings County (15) is greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Del Paddock - Baseball player.
Main business address for: SOUTH DAKOTA SOYBEAN PROCESSORS LLC (AGRICULTURE SERVICES).
Hospitals and medical centers near Volga:
SATELLITE DIALYSIS - BROOKINGS (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
BROOKINGS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
BROOKINGS HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
BROOKVIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BROOKINGS, SD)
GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - ARLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ARLINGTON, SD)
WHITE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; WHITE, SD)
Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.3. This is about average.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.9. This is about average.Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.4. This is worse than average.Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.62. This is about average.Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Volga and their reported violations in the past:
VOLGA (Population served: 1,768, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2013)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between AUG-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2013)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.0%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.6% for American Indian residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Volga compared to South Dakota state average:
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
Banks with branches in Volga (2011 data):
The First National Bank of Volga: The First National Bank Of Volga at 303 Kasan Avenue, branch established on 1902/01/02. Info updated 2009/08/26: Bank assets: $42.6 mil, Deposits: $38.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Financial Services, Inc.
Religion statistics for Volga city (based on Brookings County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 2
0.68 / 10,000 pop.
2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
6.14 / 10,000 pop.
6.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
7.84 / 10,000 pop.
9.21 / 10,000 pop.
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8.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,586 average adjusted gross income)
South Dakota average:
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
4 Mi N (Lat: 44.385250 Lon: -96.840611), Call Sign: KNAS863 Assigned Frequencies: 151.865 MHz Grant Date: 02/04/2011, Expiration Date: 02/20/2021, Certifier: Bruce Kleinjan Registrant: Sioux Falls Two Way Radio Svc. Inc., 700 E. 3rd. St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103, Phone: (605) 334-9816, Fax: (605) 334-1554, Email:
202 Kasan St (Lat: 44.322194 Lon: -96.925333), Call Sign: WNDK608, Licensee ID: L00451307 Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz Grant Date: 09/26/2005, Expiration Date: 08/28/2015 Registrant: City Of Volga, 226 Kasan Ave, Volga, SD 57071, Phone: (605) 627-9113
1.2 Km S Of Us Hwy 14 1.6 Km W (Lat: 44.315250 Lon: -96.946444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPKA264 Assigned Frequencies: 451.175 MHz Grant Date: 01/13/2012, Expiration Date: 01/19/2022, Certifier: Steve Meyer Registrant: Consolidated Electric Company, 141 S Lafayette Fwy, Saint Paul, MN 55107-1420, Fax: (612) 224-3628
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
209 Kasan St. (Lat: 44.323278 Lon: -96.927000), Overall height: 23.5 m, Call Sign: WHS401 Assigned Frequencies: 949.875 MHz, 950.125 MHz Grant Date: 06/30/1983 Registrant: Dakota North Plains Corporation, Box 1770, Aberdeen, SD 57401
Aircraft: FRANK H L/FINK J W WAG-AERO SPRT TRANR (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2426K , Serial Number: 1361, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 06/22/2000 Registrant (Co-Owned): Steven M Keppen, 405 Samara Ave, Volga, SD 57071, Other Owners: Myrna K Keppen
Aircraft: PIPER PA-23-160 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 3458P , Serial Number: 23-1430, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/02/1958 Registrant (Individual): David C Dba Owens, 638 Kasan Ave, Volga, SD 57071, Other Owners: Aviation Owens
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 47492 , Serial Number: 28-7890081, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/13/1977 Registrant (Individual): Thomas J Kersting, 21585 458th Ave, Volga, SD 57071
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 5VQ , Serial Number: 28-10097, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/14/1963 Registrant (Corporation): Brookings Air Service, Po Box 465, Volga, SD 57071
Aircraft: ULVESTAD WAYNE M DRAGONFLY (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating) N-Number: 69DF , Serial Number: 125, Year manufactured: 1987, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1988 Registrant (Individual): Wayne M Ulvestad, 117 West 6th St, Volga, SD 57071
Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7688J , Serial Number: 28R-31266, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1969 Registrant (Co-Owned): Rollyn D Clapp, 21257 462nd Ave, Volga, SD 57071, Other Owners: Darryl A Clapp
Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL S-2R (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 82 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 8421V , Serial Number: 2181R, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1976 Registrant (Corporation): East River Air Spray LLC, 2652 Lake Shore Dr, Volga, SD 57071
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: